How does it Work?
Student assistants and volunteers provide set hours for drop-in tutoring. Students may take advantage of the hours that the student assistants and volunteers are available in the ARC computer lab. This tutoring is not necessarily specific to the needs of the tutee. Lab schedules are posted each term for students to see which tutors are available on specific dates and times. For individual attention, students should schedule a one-on-one session.
The staff includes students that provide individual tutoring as requested. A student may request up to two hours per subject per week of tutoring at no charge. When a student requests a tutor, the ARC has a list printed of potential tutors for particular subject(s). The tutor coordinator then goes through a process of connecting these students with an appropriate tutor.
Students taking the same classes may request to schedule group tutoring sessions. This can be beneficial to students who are interested in studying together. They may be able to receive assistance from the tutor, and then be able to help one another at other times.
How Do I Request a Tutor?
Stop by the ARC to see Tracey Dutton to complete a tutor request form. She will walk you through the simple process.
All requests for tutoring will be reviewed within 24 hours of the request (with the exception of the weekends). Students will be contacted and made aware of the progress within that same time frame. This does not mean that if a person requests a tutor at 2:30 p.m. on Monday that they will be guaranteed an individual to meet with them on Tuesday at 2:30 p.m. This means that by 2:30 on Tuesday someone will have contacted them to let them know where the request stands. Keeping this in mind, it is important to request a tutor as early as possible in the term to assure that we can find the right match for you! We will work diligently to find a tutor as soon as possible so you can begin to work together.
Interested in Becoming a Tutor?
Qualifications of ARC Tutors
To become a Tutor for the ARC, you must maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 AND a grade of a “B” or higher in the course(s) to be tutored or have completed and passed a higher level course in the subject.
To be eligible for a paid tutor position, you must also have completed a FASFA form with the Student Financial Aid office and been approved before you can be hired. We also accept Volunteer Tutors who meet the GPA requirements.
Expectations of Tutors
A Tutor’s job is to assist students in the learning process. In addition to direct contact with students, you are required to complete tutor records as directed and maintain confidentiality.
The benefits of being a Tutor
You are able to set your own hours. Tutoring can also be a very rewarding position as you help others. It can also help you keep your skills sharp.
If interested, please stop by the Academic Resource Center to fill out a “Tutor Application.” We are located in Andrews Hall, 3rd Floor or call at extension 4700.